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Security & Strategic Review - January 2020

REGION: China shifts approach to infrastructure investment in the Andean region

Adorned with a lurid serpentine creature, a Chinese and a Colombian flag in each hand, the cover of Dinero magazine dramatically announced the ‘arrival of the dragon’ in a November 2019 edition. Colombia’s watershed moment, according to the economics publication, was the award of the US$4.5bn contract to build the fabled Bogotá metro to APCA Transmimetro, a consortium which includes China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and Xi’an Metro.

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